From: Oluseyi Dasilva, Ilorin
Comrade Esinrogunjo Musbau has expressed the need for a change in leadership and style of politics in Kwara State.
Speaking with journalists at his campaign office, Ilorin on Thursday, he expressed his dislike for the way politics is centred on just one personality, in the person of Senator Bukola Saraki, whom he described as a far cry from his father’s style of politics.
Esinrogunjo said that his former leader, late Olusola Saraki, was a man of the people, whose political structure grew so well because of his love for the masses and their welfare, lamenting “Dr Bukola Saraki plays self centred politics. He parades just selfish politicians as himself without caring for how the masses fare.”
He said that he openly decided to decamp to the All Progressives Congress because he cannot work with people like Bukola Saraki, whom he described as usurper who has been part of those who limit the progress of Kwara State among other states.
He was of the opinion that even Kwara Civil servants cannot boast of any dividend of democracy under the leadership of Saraki and his political son, whom he described as a stooge being teleguided in all he does.
Esinrogunjo said that his decision to move into the APC was to prove to the whole world that he was ready to beat Saraki as he had always done in past elections.
He spoke specifically of the controversial last local government elections saying: “In the last local government election, my supporters, who vied for local government chairmanship positions, polled 26,000 votes but it was upturned for Saraki’s candidates while the SIEC gave us only six thousand and the rest for his people.
“I have all the results with me from the wards, we beat him hands down. I will beat him anytime again because Ilorin is fed up with him. His style of leadership differs from how his father does it”, he said.
Speaking on his relationship with Saraki, the former student union activist said that he will be willing to work with the Senate President if he turns a new leaf and becomes masses oriented in his approach.
“I have no personal animosity against Bukola Saraki but I don’t like the way he treats the masses. The essence of seeking leadership position is for us”, just as he debunked insinuations that Nigerian youths are lazy.
He stressed that youths of Ilorin and Kwara as a whole are not in any way lazy but rather a victim of marginalization by the older politicians, who hide under Saraki to recycle themselves and render the vibrant youths ineffective and unprepared for the leadership position that lie ahead of them.
He urged all his supporters in his new party APC to ensure that they obtained PVC so as to be able to vote at the time of elections.